Larry “Taz” Halte, age 62, born Oct. 4, 1950, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Roosevelt, Ariz. on Jan. 18, 2013. His memory lives on in the hearts of his family: mother, Doris Halte; sister, Tammy Schneider; daughter and son-in-law, Valdavia and Rick Dodge; wayward son, Zachary “Cory” Moore; three grandchildren, Collin, Erica and Zoe; cousins, Steve and Shirley Phillipi; nephews, Nathan and Mathew; and niece, Jessica. He also had three very beloved cats, Dog, Izzy and Pepper.
Taz was a fantastic friend, good son and brother, wonderful father and grandfather. He had a large number of very good friends, some dating back to the time when Christ was riding a pony. He was a veteran and very proud of his military career, which included the Marines AND the Army. He was a member of the American Legion and the NRA.
Born in Hebron, Neb., he grew up in Beatrice and Hastings, Neb. Married in 1973, to Cathy Higgins, they divorced a few years later. Taz decided that remarriage was not going to be agreeable to him and remained a bona fide bachelor till the end of his days. He spent many years as a truck driver, working and managing kitchens and even swung a hammer for a local construction company for a while. He officially “retired” in the summer of 2011, and moved back to Arizona, a place that was very dear to him. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his friends, keeping up on current events, cultivating “medicinal” marijuana, cooking and baking, corresponding with his son in prison, making frequent phone calls to his family and friends in Nebraska, maintaining and using his gun collection, enjoying rolled ones and cold ones, lavishing attention on his pets, hoarding boxes and skillets and when he was so inclined, chasing short, round, large breasted women.
Taz will be dearly missed but hopefully he is having a good time up there, somewhere catching up with Duane Halte, Sandy Halte, John Hespin, Sue Morgan and other family members and friends who beat him to the Pearly Gates. While Taz liked flowers and plants as much as the next burly guy, he would rather have you donate generously to The Cat House in Lincoln, Neb., or your local animal shelter in his memory.
Funeral services for Larry Halte will be held at a later date in Nebraska.
Funeral arrangements for Larry Halte were entrusted to Miles Funeral Services Globe.